Blank Canvas: art ground, crime ground, play ground?


The goal of the festival “Blank Canvas: art ground, crime ground, play ground?” is to encourage public understanding of street art with the help of discussions, presentations and artwork. The street art festival week will consist of two parts – in daytime, street artists together with participants and volunteers in previously selected and coordinated spots in different places in Riga will create art, while in the evenings, the audience will be introduced to street art to attract more public attention, as well as the chance to learn something new by attending lectures, discussions and workshops, hosted by professionals. Curator - Edgars Zvirgzdiņš.

Thematic division: Road Map

Begins : 12.05.2014 21:00

Ends: 16.05.2014 21:00


  • Club „Nabaklab” and in the city environment

Form of event:

  • Festival
  • Object in the city environment
  • Discussion / Lecture
  • Workshop

Category of event:

  • Visual arts
  • Street art

Audience of event:

  • Youth
  • Adults

Project description:

Festival of the street art ‘Blank Canvas: art ground, crime ground, play ground?’ is organized within the professional environment, addressing the question – Whether the street art reaches maturity to become part of the art market if not in Latvia, then in Europe and the world? Is it a savage game verging on hooliganism? The festival will feature a cycle of presentations and discussions to actualize the theme of the street art for the public, and the street artists will create video art work and installations in the cityscape.

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